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'Dirty Dancing' getting TV remake, Abigail Breslin set to star

"Dirty Dancing" fans, get ready to have the 'Time of Your Life'... again!
/ Source: TODAY

"Dirty Dancing" fans, get ready to have the "Time of Your Life"... again!

The long-awaited remake of the classic 1987 musical is finally coming to your TV screens.

Outlets including the BBC and The Wrap are reporting that the film, which originally starred Patrick Swayze and Jennifer Grey, is being remade for ABC as a three-hour event, though few details about the project are available.

Jennifer Grey and Patrick Swayze were two dancers who fell in love in 1987's "Dirty Dancing."

Abigail Breslin, who first caught our eye in "Little Miss Sunshine" and currently stars on "Scream Queens," has been tapped to play Baby (the role created by Grey). The original movie's screenplay writers, Allison Shearmur and Eleanor Bergstein, are on board to executive produce. Music will be written by two "Glee" vets, Peer Astrom and Adam Anders, while "Scream Queens" and "American Horror Story" writer Jessica Sharzer is writing the adaptation.

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Abigail Breslin, who'll be the new Baby in the adaptation.

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Rumors of a "Dirty Dancing" remake have circulated for some time with a Lionsgate TV-backed miniseries (with original movie choreographer Kenny Ortega directing) set to begin shooting in North Carolina, but was canceled in July.

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It is currently unclear when the ABC remake will begin production or be ready for air.

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